Marty Stuart Returns To His Roots With Ghost Train
|This appeared on AmericanSongwriter.com - May 11, 2010|
For his 14th studio album, musician and mandolin hero Marty Stuart wasnt looking to branch out into hip hop, or cut an LP of duets with Def Leppard and Tony Bennett.
What inspires me now, is traditional country music, says Stuart. Its the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. Its the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built, the empowering force that provides this genre with lasting credibility. Its beyond trends and its timeless. With all that being said, I found traditional country music to be on the verge of extinction. Its too precious to let slip away. I wanted to attempt to write a new chapter.
That new chapter is named Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions), and was recorded in the same Nashville RCA studio where Stuart cut his first session at age 13 as a member of Lester Flatts band. The 14-track LP features Porter Wagoners Grave, a new Stuart original, and Hangman, which Stuart co-wrote with Johnny Cash a mere four days before his death.
Studio B has a profound pedigree; its where so much of American musics legacy was forged, certainly country musics, says Stuart. And sonically, this is a room that welcomes music. It seemed to me that in order to authentically stage a brand new traditional country music record we should bring it back to the scene of the crime.
Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions) Track List:
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